Paramount Advanced Technologies and Hexagon partner to revitalise African geospatial, security and infrastructural capacity


PARAMOUNT Advanced Technologies (PAT), a subsidiary of the African-based global defence and aerospace company Paramount Group, has established strategic partnerships with Hexagon’s Geospatial and Safety & Infrastructure divisions. The partnerships will provide enhanced African rural safety and security solutions, including smart transportation, displacement monitoring, mining security and infrastructure monitoring, facilities and inventory management, public records management, command and control and tactical emergency services.

‘Paramount Advanced Technologies’ cutting edge research and development (R&D) and systems integration expertise, which has delivered solutions effectively across the African continent, coupled with the technological innovation and overarching support that Hexagon brings from decades of system deployments globally makes for an impactful partnership to the betterment of the continent’s infrastructure and security capabilities, an alliance which we are privileged to announce,’ PAT CEO Ralph Mills said in a statement on Friday.

PAT’s Integrated and Smart Systems (ISS) is responsible for business across a myriad of commercial sectors, leveraging the power of situational awareness and connectivity to support complex and critical operational requirements. The ISS Business Unit was established with a mandate to apply technology derived from best-of-breed industry partnerships to provide proactive solutions to the challenges inherent in multiple domains, with a focus on rural safety and security, smart and safe cities, smart agriculture, disaster management, infrastructure protection and smart mining.

PAT creates trusted relationships with its customers, embedding themselves into their operational environments in order to offer non-biased technology-driven implementations to solve the issues that suit the challenge at hand. These partnerships have brought about collaborations with elite local and international industry enterprises such as Intergraph Systems South Africa and GEO Data Design.

‘We live in exciting times, where the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution upon us is driven by disruptive technologies such as IoT, augmented reality, blockchain, drones and robotics, amongst others. Technological changes are rapid while the availability of unstructured data is prolific,’ Mills added.

‘The challenge before us is to make sense of that data, leveraging real-time information and intelligence to solve real-world problems, ensuring that organizations are best aligned to harness the advantages of this era by being digitally enabled, so as to avoid the risk of being left behind.’

Paramount Group ( is the African-based global defence and aerospace business.  It is a leader in defence and security innovation and is a trusted partner to sovereign governments, providing ground-breaking products, services and solutions for defence, police, border and peacekeeping forces around the world.

Hexagon ( is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE), a state where data is connected seamlessly through the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and intelligence is built-in to all processes.

Hexagon’s industry-specific solutions leverage domain expertise in sensor technologies, software, and data orchestration to create Smart Digital Realities™ that improve productivity and quality across manufacturing, infrastructure, safety and mobility applications.  Hexagon has about 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of about 3.8bn EUR (about $4.3bn).



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